Poetry

Poetry

In this section, find a collection of beautiful and hard-hitting Indian feminist poetry.

Femininity [Poem]

This feminine lends itself to reduction into numbers or lewd hand gestures. But the everydayness of the power, of her personal femininity, teeters on a thin edge. Every time her body makes her into a goddess, whore, angel, slut, or not feminine at all.
कविता: खेल सी ज़िन्दगी

कविता: खेल सी ज़िन्दगी

न जाने मैं कब इतनी बड़ी हो गयी, खेल-कूद, दौड़-भाग को भूल, जीवन के पतंग की लरी हो गयी
the ugly duckling

The Different Duckling [Poem]

Rewriting that old duckling story, one verse at a time.
rhea mahanta pepper spray

Where Was Your Pepper Spray? [Slam Poem]

"Where Was Your Pepper Spray?" “You were even dressed decently!”
bigotry poem

Bigotry [Poem]

People are so used to bigotry, sigh!
virago

Every Woman Is A Virago As She Exists [Poem]

Every woman is a virago as she exists. Could you accept two-thirds salary doing the same work?
girlfriend _poem

How To Be A Perfect Girlfriend [Poem]

Perfect girlfriend 101: First of all, stop being such a feminist.
unfair poem

Feminism Is Unfair, You Say? [Poem]

Unfair, when I have to counsel my own harasser.
Call me Feminazi [Poem]

Call me Feminazi [Poem]

Breaking down the feminazi myth, one prose at a time.
Do You Look Like A Feminist? [Poem]

Do You Look Like A Feminist? [Poem]

What looking like a feminist can do to personal feminisms.

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